For you Dodger fans out there who fear that new GM Ned Colletti does not adhere to sabermetric principles, I advise you to think again.
There has been no organization in baseball history that believes more strongly in the sabermetric principle of TINSTAAPP than the Giants of recent vintage.
Dodger fans can now expect that every single pitching prospect they have will be traded for some sort of average major-league talent. Every. Single. One.
That sounds worse than it actually is. Sure, every once in a while you’ll give up a Joe Nathan, or a Francisco Liriano–a pitching prospect that actually turns into a good pitcher. But more often than not, you’ll be getting a legitimate big leaguer in exchange for some kid who won’t ever get more than a cup of coffee. Wouldn’t you rather have three years of Livan Hernandez than six years of Jason Grilli and Nate Bump?
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And if you’re an A’s fan…shhhhh…keep a low profile…Chad Billingsley could be in an Oakland uniform any day now…